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exit2lef Jun 13, 2022 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 9648370)
@exit2left

You always seem to know the outcome of the monthly DVC meetings...not sure if you're on the Board or regularly attend these as a casual attendee.

Do you happen to have an update on the discussion around the old Seargeant/Oldaker home? (649 N 3rd Ave). Any progress on getting this home transported to its new lot?

I'm not on the board, but I do attend regularly. Unfortunately, I had to participate remotely in the most recent meeting and the sound was so muffled that I couldn't make out what was said about that topic.

CrestedSaguaro Jun 14, 2022 8:26 PM

They have started demolition of the buildings on the block where the former Phoenix Public Market resided (SW corner of 1st St and pierce).

Also, on a side note. The building located at 816 N. 1st Ave where First McKinley is proposed to go, caught fire this morning. That's one way to demo a building :haha:

combusean Jun 14, 2022 8:49 PM

Arson has a really long history in Phoenix redevelopment. Midtown probably suffered one of those a week back in the 80s. This doesn't seem new either.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

IndyAZ Jun 14, 2022 8:52 PM

Speaking of, I have been trying to figure out what the status is on First McKinley and haven't had any luck, has anyone else heard anything?

combusean Jun 14, 2022 9:19 PM

The arson was the update afaict.

CrestedSaguaro Jun 14, 2022 9:29 PM

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Originally Posted by IndyAZ (Post 9649667)
Speaking of, I have been trying to figure out what the status is on First McKinley and haven't had any luck, has anyone else heard anything?

They are still submitting permits...seven since May 13th and as recent as June 6th.

https://i.imgur.com/zlFNFky.png

CrestedSaguaro Jun 14, 2022 9:29 PM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 9649715)
The arson was the update afaict.

:haha:

PyroD Jun 14, 2022 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CrestedSaguaro (Post 9649627)
Also, on a side note. The building located at 816 N. 1st Ave where First McKinley is proposed to go, caught fire this morning. That's one way to demo a building :haha:

As in the building slated for demolition but conveniently not the one that's apart of the development?

CrestedSaguaro Jun 14, 2022 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by PyroD (Post 9649847)
As in the building slated for demolition but conveniently not the one that's apart of the development?

It's the single building to the North of the former McKinley Club that will be staying for re-development. There are frequently vagrants sneaking behind the fence and breaking into the building, so I don't think there is anything nefarious about the fire and the damage appeared to be minimal.

PHX31 Jun 15, 2022 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CrestedSaguaro (Post 9649869)
It's the single building to the North of the former McKinley Club that will be staying for re-development.

Are you sure that building is staying for redevelopment? Seems like it would be right in the middle of the new tower.

Side note, when I went on google streetview to see what building caught fire, I see that Union Phase II is well under construction and this was back in March. Very nice! I feel like it just started construction.

CrestedSaguaro Jun 15, 2022 2:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PHX31 (Post 9649933)
Are you sure that building is staying for redevelopment? Seems like it would be right in the middle of the new tower.

Side note, when I went on google streetview to see what building caught fire, I see that Union Phase II is well under construction and this was back in March. Very nice! I feel like it just started construction.

McKinley Club will be staying and redeveloped. The main tower is going up in the adjacent lot to the North and the second shorter tower will go up on the adjacent lot to the West which will require the demo of the building facing 2nd Ave. Both towers will create an L shape around the former McKinley Club.

Obadno Jun 15, 2022 4:17 PM

Hello,

Some news on updates to the Phoenix HQ (much needed) followed by some news about the old Wells Fargo building now being rolled into City Hall + county Offices

https://azbex.com/planning-developme...hq-ti-project/

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On June 9th, the City of Phoenix issued solicitations seeking Requests for Qualifications for an Owner’s Representative, Architectural Services provider and Construction Manager at Risk for the planned renovation of 100 W. Washington St. into a modern facility serving as a new headquarters for the Phoenix Police Department.

Arrington Watkins Architects prepared a project master plan outlining the need for the project and its goals. The current 115.8KSF PPD HQ at 400 W. Washington was built in 1975. “When it was built, the building probably met the space needs of the department. Over the last 48 years, the Police Department has had to develop strategies to accommodate the space needs associated with growth,” according to the plan’s summary.

The summary states, “The facility houses over 700 employees currently, across 3 daily shifts. This is about 17% of the overall organization’s employees. The major functions of the headquarters facility are investigations, recruiting and employment services, and administration. The operations are much more complex than a simple office facility; they have staff, public, and suspects all within the building.”

In describing the state of the current facility, AWA reports, “The building itself is in poor condition. Approximately 20% of the building has been deemed ‘unusable’ due mainly to excessive water leaks, which leads to mold growth. The building has continuously been patched, and there is even a rain gutter system that has been installed inside the building to attempt to manage the water intrusion at the basement ceiling.”

There is no public parking on site, and employee parking is provided in an adjacent lot, presenting significant security and safety concerns for staff.

In addition to the structural defects, the Department’s needs and community growth over the past 48 years have resulted in a variety of stopgap solutions being implemented to facilitate operations. These include shuffling operations staff to outside, leased, facilities or to precinct stations, which has made it impossible to provide uniform public services access from a central facility. In addition, overcrowding has led to a decrease in size and security for individual staff workstations, and the constant reworking of space has placed significant burden on the building’s electrical, HVAC and information technology systems.

The assessment found significant defects in overall security, and only 30% of operations that would usually be conducted from a headquarters facility are actually housed within the building.

In hopes of resolving these issues once and for all, the City purchased a 27-story, 517KSF office building from Wells Fargo at 100 W. Washington, adjacent to the City Hall complex, for a reported $45.6M last year. Documents related to the sale said the City would lease the main branch area back to Wells Fargo while the bank transitioned to new facilities.

Most Wells Fargo office and operations staff has transitioned to either the company’s large office location in Tempe or to its 400KSF Ocotillo Corporate Center at Queen Creek and Price Road in Chandler. As far back as 2017, Wells Fargo has been exploring a major expansion at its Ocotillo center, even winning approval of a final plat from Chandler City Council in February of that year. The project has been listed as “On Hold” since January 2018.

100 W. Washington

The AWA summary details 100 W. West Washington as follows:

The 100 West Washington Building consists of one 27 story office tower over 2 basement levels, and an adjacent eight-level parking structure (Plaza Garage). A separate seven-level parking structure (2nd Ave Garage) is located 2 blocks north of the primary site. A total of 505,673 net rentable square feet of office space and 470,544 gross square feet of parking are provided between the two sites.

The 2022 analysis concluded that the 100 West Washington building would require approximately 420,000 SF (gross). To accommodate growth over 20 years the building target should be approximately 495,000 SF (gross).

The facility will need parking for 940 cars and additional garage space for a prisoner sallyport. The current garages have 1,340 total parking spaces and will need to have modifications to meet current ADA parking space requirements.

Future facility growth beyond the 20-year horizon should be planned into the project by reserving open space for building program expansion. The total available space at 100 West Washington is 517,203 SF (gross.).

At the time of City Council’s approval of the purchase last year, City Manager Ed Zuercher said in a statement, “It’s not often in the real estate world that an opportunity comes along that is ideal in terms of location and needs while also making smart financial sense. This building shares a campus with Phoenix City Hall on the same block as the Phoenix Municipal Court and the Calvin Goode Building. The new office tower will allow us to further bring city employees and the services they provide to a single location in money saving consolidation move so those dollars can be used for other community needs.”

The RFQs

All three RFQs state an estimated total construction cost of $90M. An included Facility Condition Assessment issued in February by Kitchell covered the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing equipment and a review of maintenance and inspection records.

The report factored in the plan to move the City’s 911 Center and Transit and Development offices as part of the overall 100 W. Washington tenant improvement projects. Kitchell’s scope and cost summary put together a three-phase recommendation ranging from immediate (Phase I), one-to-four years (Phase II) and five-to-10 years (Phase III). Total projected costs for these portions come to $42.8M across all three phases, with the majority ($32M) taking place in Phase I.

In the scope of work for the Owner’s Representative, the City states: “The Owner’s Rep will assist the City throughout planning, design and completion of the 100 W. Washington Renovation project. Work is expected to begin immediately upon contract award. The preferred Owner’s Rep will have significant, current experience in the development, design, and renovation of public safety facilities, as well as urban high-rises and municipal facilities. Significant collaboration with the City’s Architect and CMAR will be required to deliver a timely, efficient, and effective 100 W. Washington Renovation project (“Project”) for the City.”

The scope of work for the architectural firm under the RFQ says, “The City proposes to retain highly qualified, capable firm(s) to act as the Architect / Engineer / Design team throughout planning, design and completion of the 100 West renovation project. Work is expected to begin immediately upon contract award. The City will give prime consideration to respondents with significant, current experience in the development, design and renovation of public safety facilities as well as urban high-rises and municipal facilities. Significant collaboration with the City’s Construction Manager and Owner’s Rep will be required to deliver a timely, efficient and effective 100 West renovation project (“100 West Project”) for the City.”

Finally, the CMAR scope of work introduction reads, “The City proposes to retain a highly qualified, capable firm to act as the CMAR throughout preconstruction and construction of the 100 W. Washington Renovation project. Work is expected to begin immediately upon contract award. The preferred CMAR will have significant, current experience as the primary contractor of public safety facilities, urban high-rises, and/or municipal facilities. Significant collaboration with the City’s Architect and Owner’s Representative will be required to deliver a timely, efficient and effective 100 W. Washington Renovation project for the City.”

The City will hold a pre-submittal meeting via WebEx on Thursday, June 16th at 9 A.M., with brief walkthroughs conducted on the site at 12:45, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The three solicitation request documents do not agree as to which group’s walkthroughs will occur in which time slot, so interested parties are advised to contact their individual contract specialist/procurement officer for details.

Interested firms must pre-register no later than noon on Tuesday, June 14th.

Submittals for all three positions are due by noon on July 8th.

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locolife Jun 15, 2022 5:07 PM

Snagged a few shots of the skyline flying in this week.

https://i.imgur.com/lk3cuEk.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/DtGDOHR.jpeg

CrestedSaguaro Jun 16, 2022 11:05 PM

The development onslaught of Central Ave continues. Just received a pre-app submittal for 701 N. Central Ave (https://www.google.com/maps/place/70...4d-112.0734526).

The proposed development is called Vela Roosevelt and is a proposed 25 story tower (22 floors over 3 level podium) at 259' with ground floor retail.

All I have so far is a site markup. You can read through all documentation on my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...TF?usp=sharing


https://i.imgur.com/Rxwjw7t.png

CrestedSaguaro Jun 16, 2022 11:07 PM

I also created a new thread for 601 N. Central Ave for those that may have missed it: https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=251467

MMDelon Jun 17, 2022 1:09 AM

Does anyone have info on what the city wants to do with the ASU parking lots they have acquired? I know they want to do a high rise but will it be another RFP?

CrestedSaguaro Jun 17, 2022 3:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MMDelon (Post 9652249)
Does anyone have info on what the city wants to do with the ASU parking lots they have acquired? I know they want to do a high rise but will it be another RFP?

They will solicit RFP's and we all know how slow that goes. Probably won't get developed for years.

skiesthelimit Jun 17, 2022 5:12 PM

Does anyone know what project this is/has renderings at 44th/Camelback?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a2407cf4_b.jpg

I’m not sure I recall seeing anything on this and there’s two cranes on site neatly tucked away. Seems it went under the radar here?

biggus diggus Jun 17, 2022 5:17 PM

Yes that's one of the most publicized projects in the Valley. It's called The Grove. The Verizona 5G Performance Center - Suns/Mercury practice facility - is adjacent and connected.

https://www.reddevelopment.com/the-grove/

PHX31 Jun 17, 2022 5:20 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9652735)
Yes that's one of the most publicized projects in the Valley.

:haha::haha: c'mon man :haha::haha:


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